Emirates Airline is offering special summer fares to Africa, Asia, the Middle East and India to U.S. travelers who book by June 14.
The special economy class
fares, which are available via www.emirates.com/us,
are for travel before July 24. Emirates serves over 130 destinations
world-wide, including Hong Kong, India, Egypt and, of course, the United Arab
Savings will vary by U.S
departure city, destination, and date, an Emirates spokesperson confirmed to me
in an e-mail. In general, savings to Dubai are less than the savings to
destinations in India and Africa.
However, with over 130
destinations world-wide and a network across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and
India, Emirates can take passengers to destinations as varied as the lively
metropolis of Hong Kong, the historic charm of India, across the exotic African
landscape or the timeless sands of Egypt, the airline said in its statement
announcing the sale.
While I have not yet had the
opportunity to fly Emirates, I experienced their high-end hospitality and
gracious top-flight service at the celebration of the airline’s first flight
from Dubai (DXB) to Seattle’s SeaTac (SEA) airport on March 1, 2012. Click here to read the post.
If that experience was any
indication, I don’t doubt it for a moment when the press materials say, “The
journey begins from the moment you board the aircraft and experience the
airline’s award-winning service. From multi-course meals and over 1,500
channels of on-demand entertainment in every cabin, flying Emirates becomes
part of the vacation, not just a means of getting to your destination.”
The sale notwithstanding,
travelers who have some flexibility will realize even greater savings if
they’re able to delay their trip until the early fall.
“Due to seasonality, flights in
September and October are lower” than flights in summer. the spokesperson told
me in an e-mail. Flight farther out can cost even less.
Using my home airport, SEA, as
my starting point, I obtained information about round-trip fares to DXB for
travel before the July 24 cut-off date for the specials, and for flights in
September, October, and November.
The fare for my example economy
round-trip leaving July 13 and returning July 20 – during the effective period
for the special – was $2,271.10. Using the same departure and destination
points, round-trip tickets cost $1,646.10 for flights in September and October,
and $1,442.10. Of course, that presupposes the flexibility to delay your
If you have that flexibility,
be sure to take the weather into consideration when making your plans.
According to www.Weather.com, the average high temperatures in Dubai in July
and August are 103°F, while
September’s average is 100°F
and October 93°F. By November,
however, daily high temperatures average a very pleasant 86°F.
Emirates asks, “Where is your
dream destination?” With Emirates’ summer deals, the world is open.
For more information, visit the Emirates special web page here.
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